My Team

When you became my client, you placed your trust in me to help make your vision a reality. I honor that trust with the help of my expert staff. Together, we make a strong commitment to customer service.  Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.  If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

 
Gary P Hynes

Gary P Hynes, AWMA®

Director of Investment Services
Office 847-663-7076

Gary joined the team in 2017 after a career as a financial futures and options expert participating in the major financial cycles and events since 1980’s. He was advising bond dealers when 10yr treasury rates yield rose to 15.75%, & money market rates were above 20%. He managed Bankers Trust Chicago Board of Trade options team on Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when major stock indices fell 22% & bonds rallied 15%, in one day.   He advised large global investors as Deutsche Bank’s CBOT option team head, then built his own business with institutional portfolio managers and traders, helping them navigate global markets, thru the great financial crisis,  designing and managing custom structures for client opportunity and risk mandates.

Now Gary is able to utilize his skills and experience to work for personal financial futures: individual's financial goals, business owner planning and endowment management, which he finds to be a far more impactful service.   

Gary holds the FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. Gary has a BA degree in Business Administration with a Computer Science Sequence from Augustana College. 

 

 
Christopher George Silchuck

Christopher George Silchuck

Chris Silchuck has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2014 and serves as my Financial Planning Analyst.  In this role Chris helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals.  Chris holds the Series 7, 63 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance.  Chris has a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois.

 
Hope Hambleton

Hope Hambleton

Hope Hambleton has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2013 and serves as my Financial Planning Associate.  In this role Hope helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals.  Hope is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance.  Hope has degree in Political Science.

 
Jennifer Witt

Jennifer Witt

Director of Operations
Office 847-663-7000

Jenn joined the team in 2019 after having been working in the financial services industry since 2012. She ensures that you receive a top of the line client experience with our office. She provides our day-to-day management and leadership of the team. Jenn holds the Series 7, 6, 63 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. She has a degree in Sociology from Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago and a masters in Administration and Leadership from Central Michigan University.

 

Kyle M. Smith, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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